“You feel stressed out living your daily life in the digital world, doing things for the sake of others instead of enjoying things you love to do most”.
Due to digital information and your accessibility globally, you are constantly bombarded through smart phones reminders, Social Networking alerts, SMS, unscheduled phone calls, instant messaging, unsolicited call and huge expectation by others. At the end of the day, if you look at you have not even thought about your personal aspirations. You continue to do this as you do not have a choice.
Latest statistics released by Health and Family Welfare Government of India, show that life expectancy in India has gone up by five years from 2005 to 2011. It has increased from 62.3 years for males and 63.9 years for females in 2001-2005 to 67.3 years and 69.6 years respectively since 2011.
Experts attribute this jump is higher than that in the previous decade, due to better immunization and nutrition, coupled with prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.
“The need of the hour, is to look at how you plan yourself for rest of your life”.
To substantiate the above statement, is a research done by a Palliative nurse by name Bronnie Ware. She has recorded common regrets of the people who are about to die in the last 12 weeks of their life and written in the book “Top 5 regrets of dying”. The topmost regrets are:
Regret 1: I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself not the life others expected of me.
"This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realize, until they no longer have it."
Regret 2: I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
“People missed their children's youth and their partner's companionship. They deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence”.
Regret 3: I wish I had the courage to express my feelings.
"Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result."
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
"Often they would not truly realize the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying."
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
"This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called 'comfort' of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content, when deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again."
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